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Opec: Deal or No Deal

Summary: Opec has woken up to the need to rein in its production after two years of large global surpluses. The organization plans to resume its role as an active agent of oil supply management. Most of the 14 members have provisionally agreed to reduce their combined production to 32.5mn-33mn b/d, but many obstacles must be overcome before ministers meet at the end of November to formally sign it. Join Aspect Enterprise Solutions and Argus on this recorded Webcast as we discuss elements of the Opec production deal, tensions between Opec members over output levels, collaboration with non-Opec producers, and the potential repercussions to global oil markets as a result of the first Opec production cut in eight years.

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Improve Your Trading Decision Making Using Advanced Charting & Analysis

Summary: The AspectDSC Market Data platform provides Commodity Traders with the ability to specifically tailor desktops and mobile devices to monitor user-defined market data, prices and news. Join us for this complementary Webcast and discover how to quickly sift through volumes of trade data, by filtering and presenting it in a way that is geared to support your trade portfolio. One example is how one panel allows you to view multiple commodities and instruments in real time combined with end-of-day prices in one simple screen. Find out how, plus learn 9 more ways you can maximize trading efficiency to gain a crucial competitive advantage.

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Metals Trading Musts, From Pre-Trade Simulation To Risk Management

Summary: In this Webcast, Aspect Enterprise Solutions Metals Director, Justin Howat and industry expert Jean-Luc Fiorenzoni from Commos Consulting, will explore the tools and strategies that are now available to metals traders to easily and effectively manage trade and risk management activities. Through a series of demonstrations which apply to all market sectors including ferrous, base and precious metals, you’ll learn how to avert risk and maintain full visibility of combined physical and derivative positions and risks. We’ll use leading Software-as-a-Service(SaaS) cloud solutions, including HedgeTutor to show you how to perform pre-trade simulation and validation for hedge strategies, and AspectCTRM to monitor markets, log trades and report positions and P&L. This is a must-attend webcast for all companies that trade metals from concentrates/ore, to refined, ferro-alloys, scrap and more.

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Get A Handle On Market Activity — Free Webinar For Oil Marketers

Summary: Today’s supply issues, increased price volatility, and tight margins can impact your ability to make profitable trades. Join us for a free one-hour webinar designed to help you find and quickly take advantage of more opportunities. Discover how to idenfity, quantify, manage and report risks, using AspectCTRM. Join Sheshieda Davis, Director of Product Support for Aspect Enterprise Solutions and Michael Browne, VP of Trading & Analytics at DTN to learn how DTN and Aspect Enterprise Solutions are providing partnered services for trade and risk in agriculture.

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POWER HOURS, FREE TRAINING: The Changing Dynamics of Brent and WTI Crude Oil

Summary: Join speakers from Argus and Aspect Enterprise Solutions Enterprise Solutions for a close look at the shifting dynamics of the core crude oil benchmarks. This webinar will examine how Brent and WTI prices have shifted in relationship to each other, what the fundamental reasons are behind it, and a short-term outlook on where the spread will go.

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Get A Handle On Market Activity — Free Webinar For Agriculture Traders

Summary: Today’s supply issues, increased price volatility, and tight margins can impact your ability to make profitable trades. Join us for a free one-hour webinar designed to help you find and quickly take advantage of more opportunities. Discover how to idenfity, quantify, manage and report risks, using AspectCTRM. Join Sheshieda Davis, Director of Product Support for Aspect Enterprise Solutions and Michael Browne, VP of Trading & Analytics at DTN to learn how DTN and Aspect Enterprise Solutions are providing partnered services for trade and risk in agriculture.

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Scenario Analysis Provides Decision Support For Moving Tight Oil

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Summary: Producers and traders have options for transport that have serious financial impact. Register for this Webcast and discover how real-time scenario analysis of what-if railbit and dilbit crude oil transactions via railcars, pipelines and marine shipment points from Bakken Shale and Western Canada to the Gulf Coast, East Coast, West Coast, and Midwest can change your bottom line. Through advanced E/CTRM Reporting & What-if Analysis, Aspect Enterprise Solutions shows you how to uncover economic analysis of your possible delivery decisions using forward market economics provided by Platts.

Hear our speakers discuss:

* US crude production to surpass 10 MMbpd by 2017
* Texas production leads US growth
* Market struggles to balance light sweet production
* Use forward curves, current positions and market knowledge to understand impact on profitability
* Stress test forward curves under multiple scenarios to assess delivery decisions
* View side-by-side trading scenarios using live production data to support decision making

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POWER HOURS, FREE TRAINING: The Impact of Political Crises on Crude Oil Benchmarks: The Value of News

Summary: Crude benchmarks continue to move through a global transition. As the underlying dynamics of supply and demand across the globe change, the impact of political crisis is always significant. For traders and oil professionals the importance of responding quickly to these price shocks is crucial. It is in this regard that the value of real-time news and alerts is sometimes overlooked. Join us as we explore the short and long-term implications of several recent political crisis on key market benchmarks such as Brent and WTI. We’ll also highlight the value of news in securing competitive advantage.

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Russian Sanctions And Europe’s Oil Markets: what will the fallout be from the Crimean Crisis?

Summary: Aspect Enterprise Solutions is proud to sponsor this important Webcast by our valued partner Platts. Register and get a better understanding of the factors influencing the European oil landscape. Andrew Bonnington, Platts Editorial Director for European and African Oil and Robert Beaman, Platts Team Leader for Crude Oil will share with you the main oil market developments, including:

What sanctions have been put into place around Russia, and what sanctions could come down the road? How dependent is Europe on Russia for crude oil, and refined oil products? What impact is the West’s stand-off with Russia having on global oil prices? Will the freeze in relations affect US oil markets?

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POWER HOURS, FREE TRAINING: How To Leverage Charting Tools In AspectDSC

Summary: Join us as we demonstrate the power and versatility of using Charting and other visual alerts from AspectDSC to give you an edge over the competition. Discover how easy it is to create these alerts and analytical tools in a few simple clicks.

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POWER HOURS, FREE TRAINING: Using Price Reader For Historical Trading Analysis

Summary: In this session we will demonstrate how to leverage the Historical Price Reader tool to highlight and analyze historical trends in commodity trading. As you know, pricing is impacted by many forces, including regular seasonal changes, and supply disruptions caused by weather, political and other occurrences. With the Historical Price Reader Tool, you can map those changes to the market to help you make the most informed and confident decisions. Data is exportable, and easily transferred into charts.

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POWER HOURS, FREE TRAINING: Advanced Excel Tools For Traders

Summary: Discover how to link your spreadsheets to real-time data and create constantly updating market alerts that continuously update to keep you in touch with the latest movements as they happen. Learn how to create real-time visual updates and alerts to monitor benchmark pricing, identify arbitrage opportunities and create highly customized excel spreadsheets that update dynamically.

 

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Is Cloud ETRM/CTRM The New Paradigm? You Decide.

Audience: Trading Firms, Oil & Petroleum Products Traders, Suppliers, Fuel Marketers, Jobbers, Hypermarketers, Banks, Large End Users

Summary: If any part of your business is involved in trading commodities, this is a Webcast you simply can’t miss. Companies are saving up to 80% on ETRM/CTRM Systems. All sizes and types of companies are moving away from spreadsheets. In this Webcast, Aspect Enterprise Solutions will use case studies to detail how capital costs, hardware and software disappear, while the areas of performance, deployment and upgrades vastly improve — all without loss of functionality in what you expect from a powerful Trading, Risk & Operations Management System. You’ll discover why it’s important to understand the differences between the terms: Web-enabled, Managed Services and Cloud; and how to ensure your vendor of choice can deliver the benefits associated with a true Cloud solution. You’ll also learn how Cloud computing is able to deliver so many benefits through shared services in every industry.

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POWER HOURS, FREE TRAINING: What’s New In AspectDSC? — Join Us For Our Fall 2013 Release Preview

Summary: Don’t miss this opportunity to see what’s new in AspectDSC. Our team of Product experts are constantly working with our customers to identify new market data sources and tools to enhance your user experience. Please give us your feedback to help us make AspectDSC better.

 

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POWER HOURS, FREE TRAINING: Using AspectDSC Price Table For Competitive Advantage

Summary: Learn how to utilize new Price Table views in AspectDSC to monitor market benchmarks, identify pricing movements and stay ahead of the markets. We will demonstrate the value of utilizing real-time data, how to create user defined formulae in the Price Table tool, drag-and-drop functionality and table calibration to highlight trends and arbitrage opportunities. Price Table is a powerful and unique tool to AspectDSC, which allows traders to pull several sources of spot and futures data into one table with side-by-side columns for analysis by specific product sets, such as biofuels or crude oil.

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POWER HOURS, FREE TRAINING: Slice & Dice Argus Data to Fit Your Trading Needs

Summary: The first of our Power Hours training for Traders sessions focuses on how AspectDSC Users can best leverage Argus data within AspectDSC. Discover the many ways to display and use Argus daily reports, historical price & news archives, scrolling real-time headlines, and daily market closing prices. Argus spot prices are used globally for all commodities, including LPG/NGLs, Bioenergy, Crude oil, Emissions, Petrochemicals, and many more. We’ll show you how to add Argus prices to Charts and Price Tables for side-by-side analysis of several benchmark spot and futures sources.

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Discover Best Practices In Trade & Risk Management: Position Valuation, Risk Mitigation

Summary: Platts and Aspect Enterprise Solutions Enterprise Solutions bring you an in-depth look inside today’s trading world and explain the key factors that are most important to protect your business from risks and exposure. Along with understanding the key fundamentals, you’ll get an up-close look at the important role software solutions play in managing your portfolios. We’ll enter trades into a trade and risk management system to show you how leading companies report positions in real time; calculate market risks; create hedging strategies; execute stress testing for confident decisions, and more. We’ll also explain how risk management systems have become a no-brainer today for all size companies due to affordable, immediately available solutions delivered via Cloud technology.

 

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Discover Advanced Excel Tools For Traders

Audience:All Commodities Traders

Summary:Today’s commodity traders depend on a variety of different data to fuel their customised Excel models. Join us as we guide you through Aspect Enterprise Solutions DSC’s suite of Advanced Excel Tools for Traders. In this webcast you will see how easy it is to integrate Real Time Data (RTD) technology into your workflow from Aspect Enterprise Solutions DSC. We will explain the benefits of this technology for Commodity Traders and illustrate the options available for leveraging this technology to stay ahead of the market. Register your seat now by clicking here.

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Oil Bunker Marketing Success Part II: Inventory Management

Audience: Bunker Marketers

Summary: In part two of our Bunker Marketing Series, you’ll learn about operations and inventory tools used by leading bunker companies today. We’ll show how our Total Bunker Market Solution allows you to track bunker trades from trade capture through to invoicing in an affordable, Web-based solution. We’ll show you how to: Gain company-wide visibility of stocks; manage bunker sales; do consolidated risk management; perform flexible multi-product support for spot and term bunker deals from contract thru settlement; monitor stock planning and actualization, ullage projections, stock reconciliation, valuation tracking and cost allocations. In part I, you can find the recording on our website which covers market data, trade and risk.

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Discover Best Practices For Oil Trading & Risk Management Success In Bunker Marketing

Audience: Bunker marketers

Summary: You are invited to learn about our Total Bunker Solution, which includes Market Data, Trade Capture, Risk Management and Inventory Tools specific to the requirements of Bunker Marketing companies. You’ll learn how to combine market data and analytics with leading trade capture and risk analysis tools to protect your margins.Understand key oil market indicators, including futures and spot prices for market assessment and direction from Marine Bunker Exchange, Platts, Ice, NYMEX and more.

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Discover How Access To Real-Time Commodity Pricing & News Used By Trading Companies In CIS/Russia Improves Profitability

Audience: All commodities buyers and sellers, Russian speaking, CIS/Russia Trading Markets

Summary:As the world of commodity trading becomes more volatile and complex, it’s more vital than ever you have accurate and timely news and real-time price information to help you trade. Join us and discover how access to oil, gas, metals and other commodity data combined with regional and global news has helped many of our customers in the CIS/Russia Region, including: TNK-BP, KazMunayGas, Luk Oil, Gazprom and Tatneft. Learn how to use the right market data combined with real-time and historical analysis tools to improve your timing and decision making. Gain access to key market indicators including futures and spot prices for market assessment and direction from NYMEX, ICE and Platts. Get critical actionable news, analysis and data from Russian focused providers, like Dow Jones with scrolling news and trusted indices.

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Understanding The Power of Mobile For Today’s Commodities Traders

Audience: All commodities buyers and sellers.

Summary: You’re busy and on the move. See how easy and affordable it is to keep pace with volatile energy, metals and agricultural markets with the power of mobile market data and analytics. The life of busy traders, producers and suppliers requires instant and constant access to real-time and historical futures and spot prices, analysis, and tools to make the best buy/sell decisions. In this Webcast, we’ll show you how our thousands of users rely on mobile, anytime-anywhere access for trading success. View aggregated news sources in a quick, concise way that allows you to profit quickly in today’s fast-moving oil and gas, biofuels, metals and agricultural markets.

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Changing The Face Of U.S. Imports By Platts, Sponsored By Aspect

Audience: All commodities buyers and sellers.

Summary: Aspect Enterprise Solutions is proud to sponsor this Platts Webcast featuring John Kingston, Global Director of News at Platts, and Lynn Westfall, Executive Vice President of Turner, Mason & Company. Join this live interactive Webcast as these market leaders discuss several key topics, including: Staggering decline in U.S. net import dependence; The strange case of ethanol imports and exports; Forecasting U.S. crude production and product demand; Whether or not policy can allow for a U.S. export powerhouse, and the U.S. refining picture — to export or shutdown?

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Sneak Peek Preview: AspectCTRM For Steel & Metals Markets

Webcast With Product Demonstration And Q&A

Audience: Any company that buys, sells, produces or consumes metals and steel products: Job Functions Include: Buyers, traders, risk managers, CFOs, COOs, CEOs, fund managers, banks, brokers, investors and credit companies.

Summary: In this preview of AspectCTRM for Metals & Steel Markets we’ll reveal the world’s first fully web-based trading and risk solution delivered in the Cloud. We’ll show you how the Web has leveled the playing field for all size companies giving you access to professional trade applications that go beyond the benefits of the Internet. See how your team can set up strategies that link your physical and hedging trades together in one view; how to report exposure and real-time P&L throughout your day to protect business; and the essentials of document management for contracts, invoices and other supporting trade materials.

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Accessing & Leveraging Historical Commodity Market Data For Your Trading Decisions

Webcast With Product Demonstration And Q&A

Audience: Oil & Gas CEO, CFO, Traders, Trading Directors & Managers, Risk Directors & Managers

Summary: This demo and discussion session follows our recent Webcast which revealed real-time data and tools to support your trading decisions. Now discover how to successfully leverage historical commodity prices and news. Discover how easy it is to draw pricing history for more than 20 years from Platts, NYMEX, ICE and FOREX. With easy market symbol look-up and the ability to select nearby or specific contract information, you can quick-charge your seasonality analysis, stress test your forward curves and empower your contract decisions. You can also drag the whole data set into Excel as static data or daily data refreshed automatically via Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) Links.

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Using Real-Time Commodity Market Data to Make Trading Decisions

Webcast With Product Demonstration And Q&A

Audience: Commodities Traders

Summary: Discover how to use real-time commodity prices and news to make informed, confident trading decisions. We’ll show you specific tools used by thousands of traders today in AspectDSC, the Decision Support Center by Aspect Enterprise Solutions Enterprise Solutions. Get a demo of advanced Intraday Charting functional, Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) Links into Excel, and learn how Price Tables allow you to drag and drop futures prices from different exchanges into one table, so you can see just about any real-time prices, side-by-side on your desktop. View LME, CME, CBOT, COMEX, DME, ICE futures and Forex in one, consolidated view. We’ll also reveal Time & Sales data that brings traders a live view into the depth of markets in real time, including live bids, offers on any month and product, back months and traded spread quotes. AspectDSC is fully Web-based, with servers using ultra-low latency feeds – so users see the market as it happens with no lag. Speed is crucial in keeping up with today’s volatile commodity markets.

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Personalizing Your Trading Desktop & Mobile Devices With An Easily Configurable Market Data & Analytics Solution. Plus Preview Our Newest Features

Webcast With Product Demonstration And Q&A

Audience: Anyone who buys/sells commodities.

Summary: In this demo session, we’ll show you what’s new in AspectDSC, the leading global market data and analytics portals for traders in 90 countries. We’ll also show you how our Web-based solution, delivered in The Cloud, allows users to leverage its modern, user friendly interface to create customized and personalized desktops and mobile devices. See how easy it is to navigate, drag and move panels of real-time and historical commodity news, prices, charting and more. Every user is empowered to view content and use tools needed for trading, risk and back-office support, without wasting time on information that is not. We’ll also show you how our new Price Table feature delivers multiple sources of pricing exchanges in one table on iPhone, BlackBerry or just about any smart phone device. Plus zoom in on real-time prices via charts and watch the movement of the market.

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Using “What If” Analysis To Model & Stress Test Energy Trades

Webcast With Product Demonstration And Q&A

Audience: Oil & Gas CEO, CFO, Traders, Trading Directors & Managers, Risk Directors & Managers

Summary: In this webcast you’ll get to see a preview of AspectCTRM’s What-If Scenario Analyzer tool. Stress testing allows users to analyze scenarios and plug in “what if” trading possibilities and instantly calculate profit and loss potential in multiple currencies on varying pricing factors. This allows traders to understand how P&L can be negatively or positively impacted to avert losses and take advantage of market opportunities. The What-If Scenario Analyzer is just one powerful feature of AspectCTRM which exposes critical market intelligence and analysis that helps reduce risks and promote supply-demand success for trading companies.

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Benefits of Cloud Computing & Using Trading & Risk Business Applications To Succeed In Today’s Changing Steel Markets

Webcast With Product Demonstration And Q&A

Audience: Any company that buys, sells, produces or consumes iron and steel products. Companies Include: Mines, mills, smelters, traders, automotive, marine, construction, industrial, white goods, and other metal consumers and processors. Job Functions Include: Buyers, traders, risk managers, CFOs, COOs, CEOs, fund managers, banks, brokers, investors and credit companies.

Summary: Join us this Webcast focusing on changing metals and steel markets and how new dynamics impact your business. Discover how new technology in Cloud Computing is making affordable business planning tools available to businesses like yours so you can track prices, model your business, and optimize profits.

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As Steel Markets Change, Discover How To Prepare Your Business For The New Challenges

Webcast With Product Demonstration And Q&A

Audience: Any company that buys, sells, produces or consumes iron and steel products: HRC, CRC, long products, slab and billet, cables, pig iron, briquettes, cast and wrought Iron. Companies Include: Mines, mills, smelters, traders, automotive, marine, construction, industrial, white goods, and other metal consumers and processors. Job Functions Include: Buyers, traders, risk managers, CFOs, COOs, CEOs, fund managers, banks, brokers, investors and credit companies.

Summary: As the steel market continues to evolve, equip yourself with the tools to stay ahead of changes taking place and maintain a competitive advantage. Long-term fixed price contracts are being replaced with shorter-term contracts priced off published spot market indices. This rapid change has prompted steel makers, their suppliers, customers and financiers to ask many questions and fuelled demand for information on what’s next for this important market. Keeping up on market news and trading activity has never been more critical.

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Discover The Ins & Outs Of The Only Low-Cost, “Log-On & Go” Risk & Trade System

Audience: All Commodities, Traders, Directors, CFOs, CIOs, CTOs, CEOs, Platforms Decision Makers

Summary: Discover how Web-based solutions have made commodity trading and risk management software affordable to all size companies. It used to be that professional systems could only be leveraged by big oil companies with big budgets. Now — in just a few days individual traders, and large trading teams can access powerful trading and risk management tools with a configurable out-of-the-box system almost instantly, with immediate ROI.

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Leveraging Real-Time Data & News For Metals Markets

Audience: Metals & Steel Traders, Producers, Market Watchers, AspectDSC Subscribers & Non-Subscribers

Summary: You’re invited to learn tips and techniques for aggregating and displaying data and news quickly to leverage it daily. Slice and dice data from London Metals Exchange, COMEX, Dow Jones and other key market sources.

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Discover How To Manage And Report Real Time P&L And Risk / Multiple Commodity Scenarios

Audience: Traders, Risk Managers, Trading Directors, Management. Oil, Products, Petrochemicals, Biofuels, Metals, Steel

Summary: In this Webcast, which is back by popular demand, we’ll show you how our clients start every day with an accurate profit and loss picture so that decisions worth millions of dollars are no longer based on best guesses due to inaccuracies in reporting. You’ll also see a demo of real-time profit and loss and risk reports being produced as markets and prices change. Learn how managers run “checks & balances” and sensitivity analysis based on accurate P&L from start to finish every day — and how to run fast-action closing reports, and much more.

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How To Manage & Report Real Time P&L And Risk

Audience: Oil & Gas CEO, CFO, Traders, Trading Directors & Managers, Risk Directors & Managers

Summary: We’ll show you how our clients start every day with an accurate profit and loss picture so that decisions worth millions of dollars are no longer based on best guesses due to inaccuracies in reporting. You’ll also see a demo of real-time profit and loss and risk reports being produced as markets and prices change. Learn how managers run “checks & balances” and sensitivity analysis based on accurate P&L from start to finish every day — and how to run fast-action closing reports, and much more.

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How To Leverage Custom News Channels & Aggregated News

Audience: Energy, Agriculture, Metals Traders, AspectDSC Subscribers & Non-Subscribers

Summary: We’ll walk you through best practices & procedures for setting up news channels to view aggregated news sources like Platts, Dow Jones and BBC News in a quick, concise way. Discover how to gain access and dispaly the key real-time and historical information you need to profit in today’s markets.

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